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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Ikea Night Stand Hack

I bought a set of nesting side tables at Ikea about 7 years ago.  It was a set of 3, but we haven't used them together in a very long time.  Ikea doesn't even sell this same exact table anymore.  Well, at least, now the look alike only comes with 2 nesting tables.  Anyhow, my girl was in need of a night stand so I hacked the largest of the three nesting tables for her room.


It was pretty simple.  I took it apart, spray painted the metal base gold (Rustoleum metallic gold), covered the table top with a throw rug I picked up at TJ Maxx for $16.99, put it back together, and called it done.


The fabric covered boxes (HomeGoods) fit perfectly underneath and are so great for added storage.


 I literally just glued the brass pulls (Home Depot) to the fronts. Liquid Fusion glue is serious - works on everything  - not kidding!


I love the texture, pattern, and color the rug adds to the table top.



Night Stand - Check! 


It's taking me forever to finish her room, but I really am enjoying the process. 


Are you old enough to have furniture you bought at Ikea 7 years ago?  It's funny to see what was once a side table in our family room (3rd house - before my girl was born) is now a night stand in my daughter's room.    

oh and if you missed it last week   - here's the floral pleated lamp shade tutorial 




*Linking up at Home Stories A to Z, Savvy Southern Style, Primitive and Proper, At The Picket Fence

17 comments:

  1. Adorable! Girl, I love how FEARLESS you are!!! I bet your daughter loves it too.

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    1. HA! Thanks girlie! She does - she's mainly glad to see me actually getting things done in her room ;)

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  2. that is stunning! i love the gold paired with hot pink- awesome job!

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  3. Dang it! Beautiful! Love the gold.

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  4. Looks great! I love the color of the rug you used & the gold spray paint really makes that table look expensive.
    Sarah

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  5. That is just awesome! And thanks for the tip about Liquid Fusion- the pulls are a fantastic idea.

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  6. Yes, so loving the tip on Liquid Fusion. Had not even heard of it. Darling.

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  7. Your pattern mix is the perfect sassy combination, and of course I love ANYTHING with gold!

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  8. Love it! I'm dating myself, but I have some Ikea pieces that are over 20 years old. I think your piece looks great, but I just wanted to point out that recently Little Green Notebook posted a tutorial on a clever way to do bench corners, just in case some of your readers are going to try this project. She had some techniques that I never would have thought of. I am new to your blog, but its now one of my faves!

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    1. Yes, I saw that same post - so helpful for corners! Covering a square table with a rug = not so perfect corners but the rounded edge is probably safer ;) I'm actually currently working on covering a small ottoman and was planning to mention the LGN post when I finish.

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  9. Seriously, you and all your awesome DIYs! I need to quit throwing everything out I don't use...this is why I don't have more "projects"

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  10. So cute! All of your recent projects make me want to be a little girl again! Or just move into daughters room? How would you like another daughter in their mid-twenties?

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  11. ok i am looking for info about how the rug was treated for those things that occur with little and big girls. also, will you need to vacuum it. we are in so. cal and really have dust issues so anything fabric gets feathers on it with just dusting. any suggestions I can think of some items that i already own that i could take advantage of. Good Good idea

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    1. I didn't treat the rug at all. I figure if it's supposed to be walked on it'll probably hold up pretty well on a table. I'll just use the upholstery attachment on my vacuum cleaner to keep it dust free.

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  12. It looks great! I love the rug you used and her bedskirt is adorable!

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  13. Looks fantastic!! So quick and easy too, well done:)

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